Surf Fishing - Etiquette : Cleaning Fish

 on the remote chance we catch fish today, is one quthorised to scale and clean fish at beach?


In South Africa, we would do this both river and surf fishing

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 Depends what fish and what

Mon, 2023-01-30 10:21

 Depends what fish and what shire or "town" that has jurisdiction, or people complaining.

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 Anywhere near a swimming

Mon, 2023-01-30 15:37

 Anywhere near a swimming beach and people won't be happy, I wouldn't blame them. But if remote, can't see a problem as it's only going back into the eco system. 


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Fish Rules

Tue, 2023-01-31 06:31

 I am pretty sure fisheries say somehting like, you have to keep your fish whole until you get back home or are eating there and then. That way they can measure the catch if needed.

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 Once its landed you can do

Fri, 2023-02-03 21:45

 Once its landed you can do whatever you want with it, other than crays and that should be changing soon


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I clean at the beach

Tue, 2023-01-31 09:14

 Especially if overnighting. I don't stay where people swim/popular beaches.


 Old fishermen never die they just smell that way.